Private Summer Sunday Lunch

Bristol, May 2023

We were thrilled when one of our loyal clients approached us to assist in hosting a special gathering for her loved ones, celebrating friendships and the arrival of Summer. The day turned out to be perfect with delightful weather for the ACEs team’s first Summer party!

Upon arriving at our client’s stunning garden, guests were warmly greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and delectable canapés prepared by the talented Emma from El Cuisine. Following the drinks reception, everyone was invited to take their seats in the Orangery, which filled with sunlight and was idyllic for a Summer Sunday lunch. Decorated with hessian napkins and tablecloths with elegant floral centrepieces, the Orangery truly set the stage for the day.

Our client wanted the focus to be on their selected wines, and to share among friends. Each dish was thoughtfully paired with a wine that complemented its flavours, starting with a refreshing crab and baby leek tartlet as the starter, followed by a selection of light and summery main courses shared among the tables. The meal concluded with a delectable vanilla panna cotta accompanied by a rhubarb compote, perfectly matched with a dessert wine.

To add an element of surprise and entertainment, halfway through the meal, the guests were treated to a performance by Encore Entertainment. The highlight of the evening was their performance of Brindisi, also known as the drinking song, which had everyone on their feet, swinging their napkins in the air. The performance concluded with Diana Ross’s “Thank You,” a song specifically requested by our client, showcasing the exceptional talent and high standards of this extraordinary duo.

Overall, it was a truly memorable day, filled with laughter, good company, and unforgettable moments. We were honoured to be part of our client’s special celebration, and the seamless combination of beautiful surroundings, exquisite food and wine, and captivating entertainment made it a truly perfect occasion.